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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Indiana Newsletter for Sunday January 12, 2020 ( 16 items )  

American Society of Radiologic Technologists: Indiana Students Receive Travel Award
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, Jan. 10 -- The American Society of Radiologic Technologists issued the following news release: Two ASRT student members have been selected as the first recipients of a Weber State University, School of Radiologic Sciences Student Global Engagement Scholarship. The $1,500 scholarship awards will help offset costs associated with a program that studies imaging and health care in London, England. Katie Marie O'Mara is pursuing an associate degree in radiography from India  more

American Soybean Association: 36th Young Leader Class Kicks Off in Indianapolis
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 -- The American Soybean Association issued the following news release: The 36th class of American Soybean Association (ASA) Corteva Agriscience Young Leaders recently began its leadership journey at the Corteva Agriscience Global Business Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Indianapolis training session was the first phase of the program designed to identify future grower leaders within the agriculture community and provide them with opportunities to enhance their skills an  more

CAIR Condemns White Supremacist Fire-Bombing in Delaware, Racist Road Rage in Utah, Distribution of KKK Materials in Indiana
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the following news release: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, condemned a white supremacist fire-bombing in Delaware, a racist road rage incident in Utah and the distribution of Ku Klux Klan (KKK) flyers in Indiana as more signs of growing bigotry nationwide. In Delaware, a teenager was charged Monday with spray-painting the white supremac  more

Center on Budget & Policy Priorities: More States Reconsidering Medicaid Work Requirements
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 -- The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities issued the following blog: Six states -- Arizona, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, and Virginia -- have reversed or suspended their plans to take Medicaid coverage away from people who don't meet work requirements. Other states with similar approved or pending waivers from the federal government also should reconsider these harmful policies. The six states reconsidering their work requirement policies cited legal challen  more

Centier Bank Opening New Branch in Downtown Greater Fort Wayne
FORT WAYNE, Indiana, Jan. 7 -- Greater Fort Wayne issued the following news: Centier Bank is expanding into the heart of downtown Fort Wayne. The Merrillville-based bank will open its second Fort Wayne branch at 803 S. Calhoun St., Suite 100, steps away from the iconic Allen County Courthouse. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new location is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13, and will also include a community donation to CASS Housing, a Fort Wayne nonprofit. Centier Bank, Indiana's larg  more

Church World Service Issues Statement Regarding Texas Gov. Abbott Announcement on Refugees
ELKHART, Indiana, Jan. 11 -- The Church World Service issued the following statement by President and CEO Rev. John L. McCullough in response to the announcement from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott that Texas will block refugees from being resettled in the state: * * * - Governor Abbott should immediately reverse decision, continue state tradition to welcome refugees * * * "Governor Abbott's decision is cruel, harmful and a rejection of the values of Texas communities. Texas has long been a leading  more

DMI Announced as Mobility Presenting Sponsor at AOTMP 2020
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Jan. 10 -- The Association of Telecom Management Professionals issued the following news release: AOTMP(R), a leading training, certification, and consulting services firm for telecom, mobility, and IT management professionals, announced that global digital transformation leader DMI will serve as the Mobility Presenting Sponsor of AOTMP(R) 2020. The conference takes place April 19-23 at the Airport Marriott Lakeside in Orlando, Florida. A leader in driving mobility innov  more

Former National Federation of State High School Association Executive Director Brice Durbin Passes Away
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Jan. 8 -- The National Federation of State High School Association issued the following news release: Brice B. Durbin, the third full-time executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) from 1977 to 1993, passed away January 4 in Topeka, Kansas, at the age of 92. Durbin joined the NFHS staff in September 1976 as executive director designate when the office was located in Elgin, Illinois, before succeeding Cliff Fagan as the third f  more

Foundation Source Names Charlie Tallard Managing Director for North Central Region
FAIRFIELD, Connecticut, Jan. 10 -- The Foundation Source issued the following news release: Foundation Source, the nation's largest provider of support services to private foundations, announces its appointment of Charlie Tallard as Managing Director for its North Central Region, including Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, and Indiana. In this role, Mr. Tallard works with financial advisors, attorneys, CPAs, single- and multi-family offices,   more

Indiana University Study Identifies Important Practical Factors of Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Settings
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 -- The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health issued the following member research involving Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, dated Jan. 7: Dr. Sean Grant, assistant professor of social and behavioral sciences at the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health - Indianapolis (IUPUI) conducted a study rating the practical factors that can significantly influence the setting, or level of care, where an adolescen  more

Lilly Endowment: Grants to Strengthen Sustainability of Agencies That Serve Children and Youth in Central Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Jan. 9 -- The Lilly Endowment issued the following news release: Lilly Endowment Inc. has approved $54.7 million in grants to 13 Indianapolis-based organizations that serve children and youth to help them strengthen their long-term financial sustainability plans. Twelve of the organizations provide a variety of services that support children, teenagers and young adults and their families across the community. One organization is a multi-service, neighborhood-based commun  more

National Conference of Insurance Legislators President Announces 2020 Committee Leadership
MANASQUAN, New Jersey, Jan. 8 -- The National Conference of Insurance Legislators issued the following news release: * * * - Strong Group of Leaders from Diverse States to Head Committees * * * NCOIL President Matt Lehman, state Representative from Indiana, announced the lineup of Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs for 2020. "I am excited to work with this distinguished group of legislative leaders from across both the country and the political spectrum as NCOIL continues to examine and enact  more

NFHS Learning Center Delivers 10 Millionth Course
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Jan. 10 -- The National Federation of State High School Association issued the following news release: The NFHS Learning Center ushered in the new year on January 7 when it eclipsed 10 million course deliveries since it started in 2007. The feat comes after 2019 marked its busiest year as nearly two million courses were taken by more than three million coaches, administrators, students and parents who comprise the educational resource's growing audience. In 2019, the Le  more

Record 15 States are Innovation Champions in New CTA Innovation Scorecard
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Jan. 7 -- The Consumer Technology Association issued the following news release: A record-breaking 15 states earned top honors as Innovation Champions - the nation's best states to start and build technology businesses - in the Consumer Technology Association's (CTA)(R) 2020 U.S. Innovation Scorecard. The biennial Scorecard, which ranks all 50 states on how well their policies support innovation, named Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hamps  more

SETDA Announces Director of Innovation and Design
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 -- The State Educational Technology Directors Association issued the following news release: Dr. Jason Bailey, of Newburgh, IN, has been named Director of Innovation and Design for the State Educational Technology Directors Association. SETDA is the principal association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders. For the past seven years, Bailey has been the Senior eLearning Strategist for the Indiana Department of Education. He developed the Ind  more

Sigma Foundation for Nursing Provides New Scholarship for Nursing Students
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Jan. 11 -- The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing issued the following news: Sigma is proud to announce a new scholarship available for nursing students made possible through a gift to the Sigma Foundation for Nursing. The Helene Fuld Trust Scholarship will be available to students currently enrolled in or admitted to either an Accelerated Second Degree or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at an accredited US school of nursing. The scholarship,  more